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Tamil Nadu: Vanniyars attack Dalit procession, torch huts

Police said that the attack was a fallout of long-pending dispute over Dalits’ right to bring out a temple car procession through the village’s main road, which passes through a Vanniyar-dominated area. Chennai Published:Aug 17, 2015, 1:07 At least 10 Dalit huts were torched and 15 people, including a SP and six other policemen, were…

Villagers in Dalit basti in Mathura want to return

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR New Delhi Updated: Aug 1, 2015, 3:06 Four days after a mob lynched two Dalit men accused of raping and murdering a minor, nearly 20 Dalit families who fled from Parkham village in UP’s Mathura district told the police that they wanted to return to their homes. “The Valmiki families who…

3 years on, slain dalit’s kin get `forced migrants’ status

Three years after a 27year-old dalit man was burnt alive in Gir-Somnath district, the state government has officially accepted it would be unsafe for his family to return to their native Ankolali village where he was killed. The government has declared the family of the deceased Lalji Sarvaiya `hijarati’ or compelled migrants.This means while the…

Dalit woman alleges atrocity; writes to CM a complaint was lodged against five but all have fled the village

The Viramgam woman seeks protection against higher caste people dna correspondent Ahmedabaad: A dalit woman of Viramgam town has written to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel to protect her family and her from the high caste people, a majority of them belong to Patel community. The complainant has accused the higher caste people in her neighbourhood…

Dalit families forced off land in Telangana

July 20, 2015 Dominant community turned their land into a burial ground in Mahabubnagar district Trouble for the 45 Madiga families in the small village of Pathapally, about 170 kms from Hyderabad, began on May Day this year, when Raghuram, a conductor with the Telangana Road Transport Corporation, got married in the “Madiga-Wada’ (SC locality)…

Dalit man killed for improving his lot

Rahi Gaikwad Mumbai, July 19, 2015 The two accused Chandrakant Patil, Sachin Patil have been arrested An elderly Dalit man was recently killed in Borgaon village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district by two dominant caste youths allegedly for rising up in life. The incident took place on July 15. Vaman Nyaynirgune (62) was working in his…

Perpetrators of Indapur Dalit assault still at large

Crime motivated by caste considerations and political patronage protecting accused, say victims Nitin Patankar & Shailendra Paranjpe @dna Eleven days after an attack on the Bhingardive and Kamble families from Lakhewadi near Indapur in Pune district, the main suspects remain at large. The victims said the crime was motivated by caste considerations, which the state…

Dalit student beaten up by classmates in Dehgam

The standard XI student has said in the FIR that he was humiliated and slapped in the presence of school teachers, including the principal. Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Published on:July 12, 2015 12:00 am Gandhinagar district police on Friday lodged an FIR against four students who allegedly hurled casteist remarks and beaten…

Kongu region, a hotbed of casteism?

Writer Perumal Murugan, who was forced to leave his hometown after his novel Mathorubhagan evoked protests from some caste groups. Recent murder of Dalit youth and social boycott of writer Perumal Murugan provide ample evidence of the western belt in Tamil Nadu being more casteist than southern districts. Caste conflicts, it is generally believed, are…

Bangalore: Dalit boy killed for writing love letter to upper caste girl

Anil and the girl were studying in the same school at the taluka level and were friends. Aravind Gowda | Mail Today | Bengaluru, July 8, 2015 | UPDATED 11:44 IST A Dalit boy was bludgeoned to death by three people after he was caught handing over a love letter to a girl belonging to…

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